5 Reasons Your Sales Results Are Suffering

first_imgFrom time to time, I take note of what I am seeing and write it down. I tend to look for the themes, trends, and patterns that either improve or harm sales. The following is what I see causing sales results to suffer.Not Controlling the Process:If I could recommend only one thing that would improve your effectiveness, it would be that you learn to effectively control the process, managing the sales conversations, recommend next steps, and helping your dream clients make change. Much of the time, our losses and our no decisions are the natural results of not gaining the commitments that help our prospects make a complex buying decision. (For more on controlling the process, see The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales).No more pushy sales tactics. The Lost Art of Closing shows you how to proactively lead your customer and close your sales. Not Using the Right Medium for the Outcome:You rely too heavily on email as a communication form, and your faith in its ability to generate the outcomes you need is not only unfounded, it is reckless. The more important the outcome, the more important the choice of medium. In order of effectiveness, 1) Face to face.2). Video face to video face. 3) Old reliable, the telephone, 4) Text message and, finally 5). Email. Why make your first choice a medium that allows your prospect to reject your request by merely ignoring—or more likely, deleting—said petition.Fearing the Wrong Danger:Avoiding conflict or problems or challenges don’t tend to improve things. Tiny monsters grow up to be big monsters, and you are always better dispatching them when they are manageable. Too many salespeople believe their relationship with a prospect will be damaged by engaging in difficult conversations when the truth is that trusted advisors routinely deal with the nastiest, foulest problems, challenges, and discussions. Instead of being fearful of having a conversation, be afraid of not having it and losing your credibility and your relevance.Not Prospecting Using a Sequence:If you make a call to your dream client in the first quarter of the year, followed by a call in each of the successive quarters, you are not prospecting; you are dabbling. A half-hearted effort isn’t enough to acquire the meetings that allow you to engage in the conversation that results in a new opportunity. A sequence of communications that explain the value you offer in trade for a meeting, consistently delivered, and in different mediums is what works now. (For more on Sequences and leading with insights and ideas, see Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition)Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchToo Little Time Selling:There may be nothing more powerful in increasing and improving sales than spending more time selling. If you are not talking to clients, you are not selling. Of course, countless other things are vying for your limited time, energy and attention, but those things are necessary but not sufficient to increased revenue. Spending time selling is a force multiplier. (If you want a plan to get more done in less time, check out the B2B Sales Toolkit, also known as the Outcomes Planner).If you want to improve your sales results, reverse what is on this list. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Would be Awesome If Akshay Kumar Plays My Role in PV Sindhu Biopic: Pullela Gopichand

first_img Akshay KumarbiopicPullela GopichandPV Sindhu First Published: August 28, 2019, 1:13 PM IST Hyderabad: PV Sindhu made history to become the first Indian to win a gold medal at the BWF World Championships. She defeated Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-17 in 38 minutes.It is rumoured that Bollywood is preparing to screen the film based on her life. Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is reported to be playing the role of Coach Pullela Gopichand. When media asked Gopichand about the same on Wednesday he replied, “I like Akshay Kumar. If he plays my part… Would be awesome. Because… He is one of the people I admire the most. But I have no clarity on the biopic.”Gopichand is the Chief National Coach of the Indian Badminton Team. He won the Arjuna Award in 1999, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2001, Dronacharya in 2009 and Padma Bhushan in 2014.Akshay Kumar congratulated her on her Twitter platform when she won the gold medal at the World Championships on Sunday.Heartiest congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on becoming the first Indian to win a at the #BWFWorldChampionships2019. What a feat to achieve, you completely smashed it— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 25, 2019″Heartiest congratulations, PV Sindhu on becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at the BWFWorldChampionships2019. What a feat to achieve, you completely smashed it,” he wrote.PV Sindhu has announced her goal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more


first_imgThe first Made for India Superphone Le 1s Eco The first Made for India Superphone Le 1s Eco comes bundled with LeEco Supertainment membership program. All Le Superphones would be upgraded with an OTA, after which Supertainment program members would have access to an excellent repertoire of 2000+ movies (in 10 languages), 100+ Live TV channels which would be streamed through its platforms – Levidi and LIVE. The third premium content under LeEco Membership Program will be LeMusic that will allow members to listen to their favorite songs from over a wide range of *3.5+ million songs in 25 languages, that will come live in Q3 of 2016. About LeEco: LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering internet and technology company with multiple internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. With Complete Ecosystem, Groundbreaking technologies, and Disruptive Pricing as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in a myriad of businesses, spanning from Internet-based Super TV and Superphones, video production and distribution, smart devices/accessories and large-screen applications, to e-commerce and even connected super-electric cars. The company also features one of the worlds largest content libraries, comprising of movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be conveniently viewed on LeEco products, including the Superphones, Super TVs, and in the near future, Le Autos. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media contact: Aaron Samuel Rajendran aaronsamuel@le.com +91-9686100143 Public Relations, Marketing Communication Le Ecosystem Technology India Private Limited Source: LeEco India PRNewswire GSVadvertisementlast_img read more

Amitabh Bachchan, Virender Sehwag lead birthday wishes for MS Dhoni

first_imgIndia’s limited overs cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrated his 35th birthday today, with many of his teammates and other prominent faces wishing him on social networking site Twitter.From his former teammates Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman and new India coach Anil Kumble to Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shushant Singh Rajput, who is essaying Dhoni’s character in his biopic, Twitter was flooded with wishes for one of India’s best-known and greatest cricketers.Sehwag wished the Ranchi stumper in his trademark witty style and called for declaring July 7 as ‘National Helicopter Day’.The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) official handle read: “Happy Birthday to one of the greatest captains of all time, as well as an exceptional batsman and WK, @msdhoni!”.Happy Birthday @msdhoni .May you keep doing Anhoni ko Honi.#NationalHelicopterDay pic.twitter.com/PGHp9M6gNT Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2016Happy Birthday @msdhoni ??? ?????? VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 7, 2016#HappyBirthday @msdhoni wish you a great day & ‘tons’ of success ! 🙂 Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 7, 2016Happy Birthday @msdhoni and enjoy another year of wisdom and good fortune! Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) July 7, 2016Happy Birthday @msdhoni! The more the candles the more the light that will shine in your life wish you all the best pic.twitter.com/uECxolq7ZX Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 7, 2016Many happy returns of the day @msdhoni! Wishing you the best of everything. Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 7, 2016HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAPTAIN @msdhoni here’s wishing you loads of success and happiness #HappyBirthdayCaptainCool pic.twitter.com/oAn34NOXTM BCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2016T 2309 – Happy birthday MS .. pic.twitter.com/Ccn2mujfQsadvertisement Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 6, 2016Captain. Leader. Winner. Many names & a journey unknown. Official poster -#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory! #HappyBirthdayMahi pic.twitter.com/AgGpkd9yfx Sushant S Rajput (@itsSSR) July 7, 2016Happy Birthday to one of the greatest captains of all time, as well as an exceptional batsman and WK, @msdhoni! pic.twitter.com/rJj4i8Brds ICC (@ICC) July 7, 2016last_img read more

Amazon Great Indian Festival starts from Oct 10, here are the key highlights

first_imgAmazon is back with its yearly sale. The e-commerce company, like every year, is holding the Great Indian Festival this year also. It is a five-days sale that this year starts from October 10 at 12 AM and will end on October 15 at 11:59 PM. This will be the third Great Indian Festival sale hosted by the company.The sale will offer a range of offers, discounts, deals and more across all categories including smartphones and gadgets. There will be offers on all leading brands and exclusive deals for certain bank card holders. The Prime Members will get an early access to the sale under the Prime Early Access program. The Prime subscription cost has now been increased from Rs 499 to Rs 999 a year.Amazon has partnered with SBI Bank to offer a 10 per cent instant discount to SBI debit card holders. There are discounts on exchange offers and buyers can also items via no cost EMI payment option. Amazon is also giving Rs 300 extra balance instantly on adding Rs 3000 in your Amazon Pay wallet instantly . There is up to 80 per cent off on fashion apparels, up to Rs 3500 off on Amazon devices and more during the sale.The sale will have an Amazon app jackpot giving users a chance to win prizes worth over Rs 5 lakhs. The devices included under this jackpot are iPhone X, GoPro Hero 5, HTV Vive, Sony Smart TV, Echo Plus, Apple iPad and wireless speaker. The company will also hold Golden Hours Deals from 8pm to 12pm every day during the sale.advertisementAmazon says that it will sell the Moto E5 Plus at the lowest price ever during the sale. The Xiaomi Mi A2 will also go on the discount for the first time. There will be an “Amazing exchange offer” on the Redmi 6 Pro. There will be app only deals also which can be availed via Amazon app only.The Amazon Great Indian Festival starts on the same day as the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. Flipkart on its first day of sale will have offers cross categories like Fashion, TVs & Appliances, Home & Furniture, Beauty, Sports, Toys, Books, and more. The second day of the sale will have offers cover mobile phones and electronic devices.ALSO READ: Flipkart Big Billion Days sale to start from October 10, here are the key highlightslast_img read more

British royals arrive on landmark trip Down Under

first_imgSydney, Oct 15 (AFP) Prince Harry and Meghan touched down in Sydney on Monday, kicking off a bumper Pacific tour that is the British royals’ first major outing abroad as a couple.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a low-key arrival to a wet and wintery Australia after a weekend spent celebrating the marriage of their relative Princess Eugenie and following an overnight commercial flight with Qantas.They were seen leaving the airport with staff, looking relaxed, as Meghan clutched a pair of purple binders and Harry carried a brown and green manbag.Their more-than-two-week official visit will take in multiple stops in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand — all parts of the Commonwealth, a group of predominantly former British colonies.Queen Elizabeth II is still the head of state in Australia although there is significant support for the country becoming a republic.Recent polls show Australians fairly evenly split on the issue, with only the slimmest of majorities in favour of ditching the British Queen and nominating an Australian head of state.During the trip, the royals plan to pet koalas, watch soldiers perform the haka and attend the Invictus Games, a multi-sport tournament for military service personnel and veterans who have been wounded or suffered injury or illness that opens on Saturday 20 October.The whole visit will be keenly watched by the British and Australian media.Meghan, a photogenic US actress, married the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II in May, becoming the newest royal to attract media obsession in Britain and beyond.advertisementThe 37-year-old made waves recently by bucking protocol and closing her own car door.The couple will be accompanied by a staff of 10 and a substantially larger swarm of reporters from all the major British papers and TV broadcasters.The official visit begins on Tuesday in Sydney, where they will be welcomed by Australia’s Governor-General Peter Cosgrove — the queen’s official representative — and his wife Lynne.The royals will meet two koalas and their joeys at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.After sailing Sydney Harbour and visiting the famous Bondi Beach, meeting flying doctors, attending functions at the Invictus Games and meeting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, they jet off to Fiji on October 23.Meghan will get a chance to speak at a UN women’s empowerment in marketplaces event and meet some female vendors in the project in the Fiji capital Suva.They will meet the local royals in both Fiji and Tonga, which are members of the Commonwealth.The final leg coincides with the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand — the first country to give women the right to vote.Meghan is expected to speak at a suffrage anniversary celebration in Wellington on October 28.The couple will have a chance to watch members of the New Zealand defence force perform the haka — the traditional warrior dance popularised globally by the nation’s rugby team — at a governor’s reception earlier that afternoon.The trip officially ends in New Zealand on October 31.Meghan has previously visited New Zealand as a tourist in 2014. Prince Harry has been to all four countries, but on his own.The couple’s first trip abroad saw them dash off to Dublin shortly after their wedding.(AFP) AMSAMSlast_img read more

Coleman: Real will determine if Bale plays for Wales

first_imgReal Madrid Coleman: Real Madrid will determine if Bale plays for Wales Goal Last updated 2 years ago 01:27 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gareth Bale Wales Getty Images Real Madrid Gareth Bale Real Madrid v Las Palmas Wales Primera División Friendlies The 28-year-old has not featured for club or country for over a month but has been selected in his nation’s upcoming double-header Real Madrid will determine whether Gareth Bale plays any part in Wales’ upcoming friendly matches against France and Panama, Chris Coleman says. Los Blancos 5/1 to beat Las Palmas 5-0The 28-year-old has not appeared for club or country since scoring the winning goal against Borussia Dortmund in Real’s 3-1 Champions League victory in September due to a calf injury, missing Wales’ final two World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Republic of Ireland. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Coleman’s men picked up a 1-0 win over the former but crashed to a defeat of the same scoreline to the latter, meaning they will not participate in the finals of next summer’s competition.Bale also missed Real’s trip to his former club Tottenham on Wednesday, with Spurs registering a shock 3-1 victory over Zinedine Zidane’s side.Despite his injury, Bale has been included in Wales’ upcoming double-header, though it is unknown whether he will take part. And Coleman, who has confirmed he is conversation with Real, says the Spanish giants will have the ultimate say.”He hasn’t been or isn’t in the squad (for Madrid) but we are in open dialogue with Real and we will be governed by what they say,” the Wales manager revealed.”He will be training with us because he is at a good level.Bale PS“If they say he can play 10 or 20 minutes then great, if they say no then absolutely not. There will be open dialogue.”We will tell them this is where he is and they will get data off us everyday like they always do. We will know anyway when we see him but if Madrid say he is not playing, he is not playing.”If they say he can play 20 or 30 that is exactly what will happen, but we are just delighted that he is going to be involved in some capacity.”last_img read more

Germany unsure over Boateng return date

first_imgWorld Cup Germany unsure over Boateng return date as World Cup looms Iain Strachan Last updated 1 year ago 01:10 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jerome Boateng - cropped Bongarts World Cup Germany Germany v Mexico Germany v Sweden South Korea v Germany Although he completed individual work this week, it remains to be seen when the Bayern Munich defender will be ready to join full team training The timescale for Jerome Boateng’s return to team training remains uncertain but Germany are pleased with the Bayern Munich defender’s progress in recovering from injury, assistant coach Marcus Sorg has said. Boateng has not played since suffering a hamstring injury in Bayern’s 2-1 defeat at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg on April 25.Nevertheless, the 29-year-old centre-back is expected to be fit for Germany’s defence of the World Cup, which starts against Mexico in Moscow on June 17. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “Jerome trained individually this week,” Sorg said at the national team’s training camp on Saturday.”I have to take this moment to really applaud the work which the medical staff have been doing with him and how he’s already at a very good level. “Right now, I can’t say exactly when Jerome will re-join team training. “The important thing is that he is ready for the start of the World Cup. It’s not about when he comes back to training as long as that happens.”According to Sorg, head coach Joachim Low and his staff will soon be able to start preparing the team in earnest for their Group F matches, with Sweden and South Korea to follow the opener against Mexico. “It’s great that we’re now almost at full strength,” he said.”It really benefits the atmosphere in and around the squad. “In the first few days of the camp, it was about bringing all the players on to the same level after going through varying levels of strain throughout the domestic season. “Over the next few days, it will be about maintaining that level so that we can start to implement tactical elements.”last_img read more

Joe Klatt Names His 5 College Football “Sleeper” Teams

first_imgJoel Klatt speaks during a Fox Sports event.BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 07: Reggie Bush, Joel Klatt and Kevin Burkhardt of Fox Sports speak during the Fox segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) *** Reggie Bush; Joel Klatt; Kevin BurkhardtEven though we’re only two full weeks into the college football season, we can already see some schools shaping up to be overachievers.It didn’t take an expert to see that Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and their ilk were going to be really good this year. But below that crop of elite teams is a group of schools lurking and potentially ready to contend.Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt has been rattling off superlatives through the first two weeks. Today, he dropped his five under-the-radar teams.Klatt’s five “sleeper” teams are Oklahoma State, USC, Washington State, Michigan State and Wisconsin. 5. Wisconsin4. Michigan State3-1.??@JoelKlatt picks his Top 5 sleeper teams to look out for during week 3 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/UEEnqZCgvj— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 12, 2019Wisconsin has certainly dominated its first two opponents. The Badgers have a bye this week but return to the field to face Michigan on September 21. That will be a major test for both teams.Michigan State’s defense is one of the best in the country, while their offense showed signs of life last weekend. We’ll see if that was a fluke or the beginning of a trend against Arizona State this week.Washington State will take on Houston in Week 3 with a trip to No. 11 Utah looming in two weeks. USC is 2-0 but the Trojans’ schedule is about to get markedly tougher.As for Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State, a trip to Texas on September 21 will let us know where the Cowboys stand in the Big 12.last_img read more

Lodge Wants You to Cook It All In Cast Iron on Your Next Camping Trip

first_img The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware As useful as the Cook-It-All is, we would definitely recommend taking it on trips that only require shorter hikes to the campsite, instead of lugging it around. But the size does have its benefits; the 14-inch lid can grill up plenty of meat and the wok holds 6.8 quarts of food. Toss some freshly caught fish on the grill and/or whip up enough chili to feed the whole group!Since various parts of the Cook-It-All can be exposed to open flames during use, the lifespan of its seasoning is shorter than your average cast iron pan or dutch oven. Lodge recommends seasoning the cookware often, and they also claim any soot can be easily removed with hot water and a cast iron safe brush.Even if you’re not an outdoorsy person, you can enjoy the Cook-It-All at home. Though it’s designed for campfires, it will work just fine in your oven and the griddle/pan is gas stove-friendly. If you’ve been on the fence about different types of cast iron cookware, this system is definitely a space-saving solution. You can pick up a Lodge Cook-It-All for $130 and shipping is free through Lodge’s website. How to Cook Steak in the Oven How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations center_img Campers are no strangers to cast iron cookware, but there’s often only room for one of these heavy pieces among your survivalist essentials. Lodge wants to change that and give you more cooking options with their new Cook-It-All, a multipurpose dutch oven.LodgeThe Cook-It-All definitely isn’t lightweight at 29 pounds, but you get five different cooking configurations out of only two pieces. There’s a wok that can become a dutch oven with the included lid and the lid functions on its own as a reversible griddle and grill. You can also flip the wok over on top of the lid — great for making pizza — and rest charcoal on the top of the wok for even baking.Can’t stand the heat? This cookware also comes with two hooked handles that allow for safe, simple maneuvering of both cast iron pieces. The handles are easy to hook and unhook (so you’re not hovering over the fire for too long), but once latched on, they provide a sturdy grip of the grill, wok, or both. Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpackinglast_img read more

Sinopacific Shipyard Delivers New PSV to Deep Sea Supply

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Deep Sea Supply, January 8, 2014 zoom Deep Sea Supply announced that it has taken delivery of the Platform Supply Vessel “Sea Spear” of PX 105 design from Sinopacific Shipyard.The vessel is owned by Deep Sea Supply’s subsidiary.The vessel’s main characteristics are the size of 4700 dwt, 1000 m2 deck area, clean design, diesel electric propulsion and the X-bow design which reduces fuel consumption significantly.Following the delivery of “Sea Spear”, Deep Sea Supply has 15 AHTS vessels and 15 PSVs in operation, in total 30 vessels.last_img

2 tickets share Saturday nights 13 million Lotto 649 jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – There are two winning tickets for Saturday night’s $13 million Lotto 649 jackpot.One was purchased in Ontario, the other in Quebec, and each is worth just over $6.4 million.The guaranteed $1 million dollar prize was claimed by a ticket sold in the Prairies.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Aug. 16 will be approximately $5 million.last_img

Two Foreigners Convert to Islam in Marrakechs Koutoubia Mosque

Rabat – A German woman and an Ivorian man converted to Islam on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. The Shahada is the Arabic word for this Muslim profession of faith and serves as the Islamic faith’s first pillar. This entails one’s affirmation that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. The two converts proclaimed the latter in the presence of thousands of worshippers in Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech.After having had Koutoubi Mosque Imam Wadih Chakir witness their Shahada after Tarawih prayers – the extra prayers performed during Ramadan after the last prayer of the day – thousands of exultant Muslims proclaimed, Allahu Akbar (God is a great) to commemorate the significant stepping stone in the pair’s lives. Although it is not obligatory for one to alter one’s name upon conversion to Islam, both the German woman and the Ivorian man chose to adopt a Muslim name.The woman’s Muslim name would thus be Jawhara, denoting an essence or a precious stone such as a ruby. As for the Ivorian man, he chose the name Mohamed Amine.Every year during the holy month of Ramadan, Koutoubia Mosque, situated next to the prominent Jemaa el-Fnaa square in Marrakech, hosts a number of Muslim conversions for many foreigners from around the globe.Edited by Marwa Al Omami read more

Moroccos Fatima Zahra Abou Fares Wins Gold Medal at Youth Olympics

Rabat – Moroccan taekwondo martial artist Fatima Zahra Abou Fares has won Morocco’s first gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.Abou Fares captured the win on Thursday in the women’s 63 kilogram division, defeating her Iranian rival, Himati Kimia. Her victory gave Morocco its first gold medal at the youth Olympics.On Tuesday, Moroccan taekwondo martial artist Safia Bensalah won Morocco’s first silver medal. In previous youth Olympics, two Moroccan runners, Hicham Sigueni and Hicham Chemlal, won Morocco bronze medals in the 3,000-meter race in Singapore in 2010 and in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in China in 2014, respectively.Four thousand athletes representing 200 countries in 32 sports are participating in the 2018 summer youth Olympics.  Morocco has 20 athletes in Buenos Aires: 5 in athletics, 4 in boxing, 3 in karate, 2 in taekwondo, 2 in judo, 2 in swimming, 1 in sailboards, and 1 in wrestling. read more

UN educators applaud Paramounts Selma chronicling Martin Luther Kings campaign for voting

The film screening was attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon along with his wife, Madame Ban Soon-taek, Deputy -Secretary General Jan Eliasson, as well as the film’s director, Ava DuVernay. Teachers, educators and students also attended the event as part of a programme that encourages public schools to teach the history of African-Americans and the African Diaspora. The event was co-organized by Paramount Pictures and the New Jersey Amistad Commission and the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), as part of its Remember Slavery programme. Selma chronicles a string of historical events that led to the trailblazing marches, including the relationship between Dr. King and President Johnson and the struggle of ordinary citizens. The film tells the story of the American south in the early 1960s, where black citizens applying to vote were repeatedly blocked by local registrars. By 1965, there were countries in Alabama, one of the worst cases in the south, where not a single black person had voted in any election for the previous 50 years – although African Americans were guaranteed the right to vote in 1870. These events came to a head on 7 March, 1965, when marchers, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., were assaulted by local and state troopers. Describing her process in directing the film, Ms. DuVernay said her goal was to humanize Dr. King so the audience could connect with him. “I think if you see [Dr.] King as a man and not a myth, not a ‘mountaintop’ speech and not all of the things that we have constructed about him, and when you see him as a man it allows his greatness to be closer to us and allows us to touch that greatness and be that great.”New Jersey 7th grader, Celeste Hopkin, told UN Radio that watching Selma inspired her. “I think [the film] was very interesting especially because in school we don’t really learn a lot about Dr. Martin Luther King…It revealed a lot of things I didn’t even know about the march. I think it was very important because it showed all of the hardships they went through and what we have overcome in the past 50 years,” she said.“Dr. Martin Luther King had hope and that pushed him…and now in Ferguson they need that hope and that guidance to overcome what has happened and not to have it revealed in violence but in a different way,” Celeste added, referring to the city in the US state of Missouri, where in August 2014, unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer. The Selma screening was part of the UN Remember Slavery programme, which mobilizes educators to teach about the causes and consequences of the transatlantic slave trade and to communicate the dangers of racism and prejudice. “Selma reminds us of the issues and challenges that people of African descent have faced in the recent past and continue to face long after slavery has officially ended,” said Maher Nasser, the Acting head of DPI.The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent citing the need to strengthen cooperation in relation to the full enjoyment of all rights by people of African descent, and their full participation in all aspects of society. “Films can serve as powerful educational tools to teach the young generations about the dangers of racism and prejudice,” added Mr. Nasser. read more

Brock student takes time out from work to attend graduation

Welland native Rachel Chouinard completed an Earth Sciences Co-op degree and currently works for Kinross, a Canadian-based gold mining company with projects around the world.Today’s Convocation ceremonies for both the Faculty of Mathematics and Science and Faculty of Applied Health Sciences featured more than 800 students receiving their degrees and certificates from Brock.One of those students, Rachel Chouinard, took a break from her current job in Toronto as an exploration geologist to take in her graduation today.The Welland-native completed an Earth Sciences Co-op degree and currently works for Kinross, a Canadian-based gold mining company with projects around the world.Graduate students Hayley Morrison (left) and Kristin Schaven were presented with Spirit of Brock medals.Chouinard credits extracurricular activities, like the Brock Geology Club – Brock’s oldest undergraduate club – as well as networking, professional development and recruitment events co-ordinated by Brock’s Co-op office, for helping to land her in her current career path.“The jobs I got through Co-op definitely got me where I am today,” says Chouinard. “It was the marks I got in school as well as the experience that I have on my resume. You can be told so much and you can take so many notes, but it’s all about applying it and meeting people.”During her time at Brock, Chouinard completed three work placements as part of her five-year degree. She worked with Ontario Geological Survey, Trelawney Mining & Exploration, and IAMGOLD.“I got to talk to the people who would do the hiring and then I applied,” she says. “The girl who I talked to [at Ontario Geological Survey] remembered me from an event at Brock, so that’s kind of how I got my first placement.”Now at Kinross, Chouinard splits her time between exploration logistics and analysis in their Toronto corporate office and geological exploration out in the field.“What I’m used to is wearing coveralls, being covered in bug spray and dirt, steel toed boots and trudging through the forest, that is where I thrive,” says Chouinard.S. Ejaz Ahmed (left), presents Brock Prof. Joffre Mercier with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.“But spending the summer in the city is a super interesting experience that most student geologists my age do not get,” she says. “I’m getting a total different look at the industry and I’m just learning so much. And I do get to go out in the field, so I won’t get cabin fever in the office.”At today’s morning ceremony, Paul House, Chairman of Tim Horton’s Board of Directors and a member of Brock’s Board of Trustees since 2008, presented Spirit of Brock medals to graduate students Hayley Morrison (Applied Health Sciences) and Kristin Schaven (Mathematics and Science).Professor Joffre Mercier, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, was also presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and delivered the Convocation address, which spoke to themes of “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”Professor Mary Breunig was presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.Yin Xu, an MSc student in mathematics and statistics, was also recognized with the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic standing at the graduate level.At Friday’s afternoon ceremony, Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffrey Cairns of Brock’s Board of Trustees, presented a Spirit of Brock medal to Goodman School of Business graduate student Shuoqian (Athena) Gao.Professor Mary Breunig, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, was presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. She also addressed the graduating class.Tomorrow’s remaining two Convocation ceremonies for the Goodman School of Business will proceed as follows:Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. – Goodman School of Business• Professor Tejaswini (Teju) Herath, Department of Finance, Operations & Information Systems, Goodman School of Business, will be presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and will deliver the Convocation addressSaturday, June 7, 2 p.m. – Goodman School of Business• John Zoccoli, Brock’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient will deliver the Convocation address• Business Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winners: Erik Robert Christian Gunn (undergraduate)• Business Dean’s Medal: Jordan Raymond Menchella read more

Holyfield Faces Huge Child Support Debt – Or Jail

The financial issues Evander Holyfield have faced in recent years continues. This time, the former heavyweight champion, who made more than $250 million in his career, is $372,000 in arrears in child support — and could end up in jail if it is not resolved soon.Holyfield, who filed bankruptcy in Fayette County, Georgia, in 2008, has been alerted that the Georgia Department of Human Services has gone to court on behalf of Holyfield’s 18-year-old daughter. It alleged he owes $372,097.40 in child support that has gone unpaid since April 2010, according to TMZ.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in 2009 that Holyfield, whose 54,000-square foot house was up for foreclosure in 2008 and 2009, has child support payments of more than $500,000 a month. He has at lead 11 children.Holyfield, 49, once earned $34 million for a rematch with Mike Tyson in 1997, the so-called “Bite Fight,” in which Tyson bit off the tip of one of Holyfield’s ears. Holyfield has yet to announce his retirement, but hasn’t fought since stopping Brian Nielsen on May 7, 2011, in Copenhagen, DenmarkMany of Holyfield’s children live or have lived with him on his massive estate that on 104 acres, has 109 rooms, including 17 bathrooms, three kitchens and a bowling alley. read more

Large floating object seen in Indian Ocean during missing plane search

first_imgCHINA HAS A new satellite image of a large floating object in the Indian Ocean that could be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, officials said.Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein announced the news during his daily press briefing when he was handed a note by an aide.He told the gathered press: The news that I just received is that the Chinese ambassador received satellite images of floating objects in the southern corridor and they will be sending ships to verify.In a later press statement, the transport ministry clarified that there was one “suspected” object with an estimated size of 22.5 metres by 13 metres (74 by 43 feet).Pic: TwitterHishammuddin had provided different dimensions which the statement said was the result of a telephone miscommunication.Chinese state television later released a copy of the undated, grainy satellite image.CoordinatesAttached coordinates suggested it was in roughly the same area of remote ocean as two possible objects spotted on satellite images taken March 16 and released by the Australian government on Thursday.Pic: AP Photo/Commonwealth of Australia – Department of DefenceChina’s Xinhua news agency said the object was spotted 120 kilometres from those spotted by Australia.Australian and US spotter planes have been scouring the area for the past three days, but without finding any sign of the suspected wreckage.- © AFP, 2014Read: “Tell us the truth!” Police intervene as families of missing passengers confront officials>last_img read more

Les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 11 avril

first_imgLes 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 11 avrilDes rangers tués au Congo, les effets du piment le plus fort du monde et un fossile qui bouscule l’histoire de l’homme, voici votre concentré d’actualités scientifiques pour ce 11 avril. – Tragique nouvelle venue de la République démocratique du Congo. Cinq rangers et un chauffeur ont été pris dans une embuscade et tués dans le parc national des Virunga. C’est la pire attaque enregistrée dans l’histoire du parc où les gardes risquent quotidiennement leur vie notamment pour protéger les gorilles des montagnes convoités par les braconniers et en danger critique d’extinction.  – Certaines pierres de Stonehenge étaient présents bien avant les humains. C’est du moins ce qu’affirme l’archéologue Mike Pitts qui explique avoir trouvé des preuves pour soutenir sa théorie. Selon lui, deux des pierres étaient là depuis des millions d’années et auraient contribué à attirer les populations voisines vers le site.- Avez-vous déjà goûté le piment le plus fort du monde ? Non ? Heureusement pour vous. Aux Etats-Unis, un homme de 34 ans a tenté et il l’a regretté. Le Carolina Reaper, un piment qui atteint 1,5 million sur l’échelle des piments de Scoville, l’a envoyé à l’hôpital. Il souffrait de violents maux de tête dus à une vasoconstriction de ses artères cérébrales. – En Chine, près de 100 millions de personnes souffrent de bronchopneumopathie chronique obstructive (BOPC), soit 8,6% de la population adulte. Selon une étude, cette inflammation qui affecte les poumons est devenue la troisième cause de mortalité dans le pays. Une incidence qui serait principalement liée au tabagisme et à la pollution de l’air devenue problématique en Chine. – Un nouveau fossile bouscule l’histoire de la migration de l’homme hors d’Afrique. Le fossile en question est un os de doigt découvert en Arabie Saoudite et qui serait vieux d’au moins 85.000 ans. Une découverte qui suggère qu’Homo sapiens se serait dispersé hors d’Afrique bien plus tôt qu’on ne le pensait et que le mouvement migratoire aurait été plus compliqué qu’estimé jusqu’ici. – Une avancée redonne de l’espoir contre la maladie d’Alzheimer. Des médecins ont réussi à neutraliser l’effet d’un gène connu pour augmenter le risque de développer la pathologie. Ils ont agi en identifiant la protéine associée au fameux gène et en trouvant un moyen de prévenir les dommages aux cellules cérébrales. Mais les recherches doivent être poursuivies pour confirmer l’efficacité de cette méthode.   – La NASA a décidé d’envoyer un colis très particulier en direction de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Un colis rempli de spermatozoïdes humains et de taureau congelés. Une première pour l’agence spatiale américaine, du moins officiellement. L’objectif de la mission appelée Micro-11 est d’observer comment la microgravité affecte les facultés des cellules sexuelles à se déplacer et fusionner avec un ovocyte.  À lire aussiCerveau, Alzheimer et nucléaire, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 26 août- Alerte sur les traitements anti-puces. Une enseigne a décidé de retirer de ses rayons les anti-puces contenant des pesticides neurotoxiques comme le fipronil. Bien que cette substance classée cancérigène possible soit interdite en agriculture, elle est encore présente en quantité sur les chiens et les chats. Un danger pour les animaux mais aussi pour les enfants qui vivent à leurs côtés d’après des scientifiques. Envie d’avoir chaque jour votre dose d’actualités scientifiques ? Suivez le podcast Maxisciences qui vous dévoile en bref toutes les infos à connaitre !Le 11 avril 2018 à 00:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Former TSRTC chief quits TRS likely to join BJP

first_imgHyderabad: The BJP seems to be going aggressive with its ‘Operation Akarsh’ in trying to win over all those who are not happy with the TRS party. The ruling party so far has been very confident that the BJP’s game-plan will not work in Telangana but in a rude shock to the pink party, former TSRTC chairman Somarapu Satyanarayana resigned from the party. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Unconfirmed reports said that he was negotiating with the BJP and is likely to join the saffron party soon. His resignation just ahead of the municipal elections assumes political significance. Announcing his resignation from the TRS, the 75-year-old Satyanarayana alleged that there was no internal democracy in the party and that it was being run like a monarchy. He, however, did not name KT Rama Rao or KCR. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us “There is no freedom even for seniors like me to take up party activities in my constituency. I have not been given any role even in the ongoing membership drive and the leadership did not even give me membership forms,” he told reporters. A some leaders like Chennur MLA Balka Suman had insulted him. He also alleged that Suman had conspired to defeat him in the recent Assembly elections. Advertise With Us Satyanarayana said that a section of TRS leaders were harassing him and his followers with the support of local police. Reacting to this, Suman said there was no way he would work against the party candidate and defeat him. “I am a disciplined soldier of the party. I was concentrating on my own election from Chennur and I had no business to interfere in Ramagundam,” he said. Satyanarayana represented Ramagundam assembly constituency in Peddapalli district twice between 2009 and 2018. He was defeated in the December 7 assembly elections by a party rebel K Chander Rao, who later joined the TRS. Since then, Satyanarayana had been sulking in the party. He thanked the chief minister for giving him the post of TSRTC chairman and added that he would disclose about the action plan after discussing with his followers. Ramagundam MLA Chander Rao alleged that Satyanarayana was indulging in opportunistic politics. He further alleged that Satyanarayana worked against the party in the recent Sarpanch elections.last_img read more